PORTERS carry luggage and bags for guests in hotels and passengers at airports, railroads, bus stations, and other transport terminals. They carry bags by hand or by hand truck. Porters take baggage, tag it, and give identification slips to guests or passengers. They put bags onto trains, buses, taxicabs, or cars. Porters may call taxicabs, direct people to ticket windows, run errands, direct people to where they want to go, and help people with disabilities.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $28,000 average per year ($13.50 per hour)
- A medium occupation (44,700 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow moderately (1.3% per year)
PORTERS can usually get a job without a high school education. They are trained on the job. Porters need no license or certificate.